Head - Global Sourcing

Aarna Solutions
  • Bangalore
  • Confidential
  • 15-25 years
  • 26 Jun 2015

  • Purchase

  • Engineering
Job Description

Position Overview:

Deliver sustainable competitive advantage through the strategic procurement of quality materials at competitive prices. Strategically manage cost down initiatives through selecting right commodities, negotiation, identification of competent supply base, while improving levels of supplier quality and service. Understand risk management, commodity, value, domestic and global economics, supply chain networking. Execute commodity planning and management processes, in the successful implementation, execution, and compliance to global procurement and commodity/spend category strategies, contracts, processes, and policies.
He will be required to work closely with Global factories all to identify prospective projects which will bring cost savings and maintain the quality standards as per the global standards. He will also be required to identify projects based on total spend and the commodity capability of domestic suppliers.
Support the procurement process to effectively and efficiently manage the supply chain and provide various supply chain models to suit various business and product needs mitigating the supply risk.


Should have in-depth knowledge about commercials and technical of major commodities like Castings, Forgings, Steel fabrications, Hydraulics, Gears and other mechanical components.
Should have good knowledge and understanding on supplier development and quality management process and shall be able to guide quality team to meet global quality standard.
Should have worked in global transnational company and should possess good understanding on European and North American working culture
Should have good understanding on finance and capable of doing cost and benefit analysis to drive decision making based on total cost of ownership model
Should be able to improve the value equation (price, quality and service) of material purchases by analyzing and conducting industry research, including market, supplier, cost and competitive analysis.
Should be able to assess, mitigate and manage material supply risks to ensure no stock outs.
Should be able to develop and execute comprehensive sourcing strategies for specified sub-
Should be able to ensure business needs and technology capabilities are linked, established
and maintained for all key relationships both inside and outside of the Company.
Cultivate and govern strong supplier relationships for each business situation.
Facilitate continual improvement of supplier operations through routine assessments and
performance measurements.
Provide input (business requirements, market knowledge, etc.) and coordinate resources to
develop harmonized sourcing strategies and goals for the respective sub-categories.
Should have strong understanding of market and price trends, monitor competitive factors and provide perspective to the organization.
Coordination with CFT to identify and align with their expectations.
Use spend analysis to monitor spend at a regional/site level and ensure that all purchases follow the predefined Procurement process.


B.Tech/BE in Mechanical/Metallurgy/Production (MBA preferred)
Minimum 15 years procurement experience or similar buying experience with strong knowledge of supplier industry that is specific to the position.
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be able to communicate with all levels
both within and outside the organization.
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills. Process management or Quality Improvement
Process skills are a plus.
Strong negotiation skills. Must possess a high level of diplomacy and able to influence effectively.
Excellent computer literacy skills: MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Excellent leadership qualities. Must be able to delegate responsibility, supervise people and empower the decision process.
Excellent planning and organizing skills and able to make decisions and implement changes.

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